Wednesday, January 1, 2014



            Brian Whatcott--United States
            John Daleiden--United States

Please welcome them to our community.  We now have representatives from the following countries--Australia, Botswana, Canada, Canary Islands, England, France, Germany, India, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Wales.  I look forward to expanding this list in the future. Thank you to everyone that has supported Whispers in any way.        --Sincerely,  Karen


Rhoda Galgiani released Expressions From the Inside Out, a book of poetry in 2011. Rhoda's second book is a child's story entitled No Snow for Johnny in 2012. Both books are published by APF Publisher. They have received good reviews and is available online at and (search book titles or author's name at the appropriate website) or contact Rhoda at:

Carolyn Devonshire, Sandra Stefanowich and Jack Horne announce the release of their collaboration poetry book, Shades of Darkness and Light. This book is currently available from, price $2.50

Joann Grisetti released In The Quiet Valley, a book of short poems in 2013. This book is now available online at and (search book titles or author's name at the appropriate website) or contact Joann directly at

Jack Horne announces the release of his debut novel, A Ghost Hunt: a paranormal romance. This book is currently available from, price $3.99

Eunice.Gaba,Rafywa  released her first poetry book titled, The Poet in Me in September 24, 2013 published by Xlibrispublishing. It is her very first book as a writer which has not had many reviews yet and it is available for reviews online, Barnes and noble and the e-book is also available in (search The Poet in Me under Eunice. Gaba.Rafywa) OR contact Eunice at;

Ndaba Sibanda’s short story, "Of Tokoloshe And The Translator" has been published in India by Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, and his poem "River Love" has been published by the Elohi Gadugi Journal. Links:

Robert Epstein, editor of the anthology, Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals, and Firsts, is pleased to announce its publication, which is available online at

(Editor note--Thank you Robert for including my poem in this anthology.  For those who enjoy haiku, I recommend this book.)

Brian Strand's latest poetry publication on kindle is AURAL PHRASIS on the POETIC and is available from Amazon at this link

John W. (Bill) Williams published a science fiction book that he also illustrated called The Dream Hill.  To order copies from Xlibris Company call 1-888-795-4274 or go to  The website provides sample pages of the book for interested readers.

Karen O’Leary makes homemade cards with poetry and other features.  With cards in stores getting so expensive, she would like to offer the opportunity to have cards with your poetry or cards she designs for occasions made to fit your needs.  She will be charging $2 for United States and $3 (US currency only) for other countries including postage.  Cards will include envelopes ready for mailing to others.  Sample cards are available.  Please contact her a if you would like to discuss options or if you want her mailing address to order a sample card.


Please consider supporting The Pen, The Jokester, and Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage.  Thank you for considering this.                ---Karen

Karen O’Leary believes Creative Inspirations is about coming together in an uplifting way.  For the magazine’s first challenge of the year, she would like to attempt a community poem.  The title is below with the first two lines as an example:

Of One Song

Hands and hearts in harmony,
peace on earth with unity

Please submit two rhymed lines of seven syllables each to by January 30 for consideration for the March/April issue. For variety, submitted lines do not need to rhyme with the above.  I will arrange the couplets in order that best enhances the flow and overall message.  Authors will be credited at the end of the poem as follows--Lines 1-2 by Karen O’Leary.  Contributors will we able to purchase copies at discounted rates.

Jean Calkins, editor: The Jokester, 2 pages of clean jokes free by email monthly, a forever stamp by snail mail (monthly or quarterly). Help bring smiles to shut-ins by contributing forever stamps. Even one stamp helps. Jean Calkins, 260 4th St., Waynesville, NC 28786-3762.

Maurice J. Reynolds, the editor of the poetry publication Creative Inspirations, is seeking poetry 20 lines or less for his print magazine. Complete guidelines are available at  Stamps or cash donations would be appreciated to help with mailing costs.

Arthur C. Ford, poet/editor of The Pen (Poetry Newsletter) is looking for new subscribers and submissions. See information on guidelines).

Whispers is always looking for new writers to join our community.  Please send family friendly poems 20 lines or less to  Complete guidelines posted 1/21/2013.  Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the site.

Ads are placed by the underlined names.  Whispers has not verified the accuracy of all the information. 


  1. Hi Karen. I hope your Christmas and New Year was blessed! I want to thank you for allowing Creative Inspirations the opportunity at advertise here at Whispers. I want to say that I believe in this ministry and site, as it is a blessing to the writing and poetic world. I have met some amazing and wonderful people and writers here, many of which now bless the pages of Creative Inspirations and the To God be the Glory! Publications ministry. You have connected me with several authors whom I have developed a working and close relationship with. This site, as well as its creator, is a blessing to anyone who loves to put pen to paper and let your creative thoughts flow in a positive and uplifting way. I pray continued success for this site and all you (Karen) do in His name! Thank you so much for being a blessing to so many! -MJ

  2. I want to say congratulations to those who have announcements to share about your writing endeavors: Rhoda, Caorlyn, Joann, Jack, Eunice, Ndaba, Robert, Brian, John (Bill), and Karen. Some of you I know personally and professionally, as we have built a relationship and you may have submitted some of your material to Creative Inspirations. It is an honor to know you and those that I have not personally met, I hope that I will one day soon. Every successful step you take and every stride you make is an encouragement for others like myself. Thank you for being who you are and I wish continued success to all of you.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  3. Congratulations to Brian Whatcott and John Daleiden for being new authors here at Whispers.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  4. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you for all these encouraging comments today. Your support means a lot to me. It has been a pleasure to recommend and advertize for Creative Inspirations. It is a wonderful magazine that just keeps on growing. Glad to be on the journey with you.